LEWISTON — Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice announces that nine people completed the general volunteer trainings held in July, August and September.

The newest members of the volunteer team include Joanne Badger, Turner; Richard Boutilier, Bridgton; Joan Hamann, Greene; Jim McConnell, Auburn; Misty Morin, Lewiston; Beverly Robinson, West Paris; Cecile Verreault, Lewiston; Kimberly Walker, Bowdoin; and Victoria Wharton-Goodman, Minot.

Volunteer opportunities include: visiting patients on home care or hospice services, providing respite for caregivers, bereavement support and facilitating grief groups, Hospice House greeters, patient support and kitchen work, grocery shopping and medication pickup, transportation and office work. Volunteers specializing in complementary therapies such as pet therapy, Reiki, massage, music and art are welcome.

The volunteer training schedule for October includes a general volunteer training class that is held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Bridgton Hospital and Oct. 31 at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice’s Lewiston Office, 15 Strawberry Ave.

Hospice volunteer training is a six-session class that begins Oct. 7 at the Lewiston office.

Bereavement, facilitator and program for grieving children and teens volunteer training is from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Oct. 8 (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Bereavement one-on-one volunteers receive 12 hours of training; bereavement facilitators receive 24 hours of training; program for grieving children and teens volunteers receive 30 hours of training. Trainings take place at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave.

All trainings are provided to the community at no cost. To register for one of the trainings or for additional information, contact Volunteer Services at 795-9580 or 1-800-482-7412, ext. 1280.

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